Public advised to take care with door-to-door charities
The Charities Regulator has warned the public to be vigilant regarding house-to-house collection – if charities are to benefit.
The regulator says householders need to take steps to ensure that unwanted clothing and other items they intend to donate to charity through door-to-door collections actually go to registered charities.
The regulator John Farrelly said he has received a steady stream of concerns from the public about individuals and organisations who are carrying out collections but are not registered charities.
Before making a donation, donors are asked should ensure they are satisfied that the organisation to which they are donating is a registered Irish charity.
Leaflets and bags received for clothing collections should clearly display the charity’s name, the charity’s logo, the registered charity number and contact details.